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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Leigh Botts is the name of the main character in Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. He is self described as being extremely average. In the book, Leigh rights to his favorite author (Henshaw) for...

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    Leigh Botts is an intelligent and determined young man. He shows this through the clever means he invents for solving some of his lesser problems, like the lunch-bag goodies thief. Other greater...

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    Much of Dear Mr. Henshaw focuses on how Leigh Blotts learns to become a problem solver. Minor problems present themselves throughout the course of the narrative, and Leigh learns how to manage the...

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    Part of what makes the setting so important in Dear Mr. Henshaw is that the reader doesn't know exactly when or where the story takes place. While it seems that the story occurs in the 1980s, the...

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    I actually think that the praise heaped upon the book is due in large part to how it handled the issue of divorce. In 1983, the reality of divorce was growing and there was not a clear social...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    One example is that Leigh let his dad take his dog when he went to work as a truck driver. Leigh knew the dog would keep his dad from getting lonely in the truck on long drives. He was also...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    When Leigh is in sixth grade, Miss Neely, the school librarian, singles him out and gives him Mr. Henshaw's new book, telling him he could be the first to read it. She knows how much Leigh loves...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The book Dear Mr. Henshaw is organized chronologically. The story is told exclusively through the writings of the main character, Leigh Botts. In the beginning, these writings appear in the form of...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    In the book Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary, Leigh Botts writes Mr.Henshaw and it chronicles Leigh's life. Leigh's parents have divorced and his father drives a truck. Leigh and his mother...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    On September 20th Leigh Botts had written to Mr. Henshaw asking him for a lot of information about him. She did not get any response from him because she later finds out that he had moved. In the...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    After Leigh and his mother move to California his mother has to work a lot. She works long hours which leaves Leigh home by himself. He spends his evenings writing letters. The evenings that she...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Miss Neely, the librarian at Leigh's school, takes a special interest in Leigh and encourages him to submit something for the Young Writers' Yearbook. Leigh has tried to write a number of...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Two books written by Mr. Henshaw are Ways to Amuse a Dog and Moose on Toast. The central character, Leigh Botts, is first exposed to Mr. Henshaw's Ways to Amuse a Dog when his second grade teacher...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    When Leigh says he is "the mediumest boy in the class", he means that, in his opinion, there is nothing really special about him, nothing that makes him stand out. As far as his physical...

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    Beverly Cleary's novel, Dear Mr. Henshaw, tells this story through the letters of Leigh Botts, a young man living in California. The first part of the book details Leigh's letters to a children's...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The main character in Dear Mr. Henshaw is Leigh Botts, an inquisitive, troubled boy who writes letters to a children's author, Boyd Henshaw. Mr. Henshaw is a character in the story, but he never...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Mr. Henshaw advises Leigh that if he wants to become an author he needs to write. And although I can't figure out how to do it here, Mr. Henshaw underlines the word "write" twice. Leigh decides a...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    In the book "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Clearly, Leigh writes to Mr. Henshaw telling him about his move. He tells him that after his parents divorce his mother decided to move. He moved to...

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    Leigh had been writing to Mr. Henshaw for a school assignment. When Mr. Henshaw answered his letter he included questions for Leigh. One of the questions, number 5, was do you have any pets?...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The young reader's novel, "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary is a book about Leigh Botts. He is a young boy in who finds himself in the middle of a divorce by his mom and dad. He writes letters...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The five different closings used by Leigh in the story show his conflict in trying to decide how to end his letter. He struggles between different emotions, and the different closing represent...

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    The book is entitled, Ways to Amuse a Dog. When Leigh Botts is in the second grade, his teacher reads Ways to Amuse a Dog to the class, and Leigh likes it so much he begins to write to the book's...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The prize for winning the writing contest for the Young Writers' Yearbook is a chance to meet a "Famous Author". Leigh would very much like to win the contest, but finds that he has...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The main character in "Dear Mr. Henshaw", Leigh Botts, learns a lot about problem solving during the course of the narrative. Leigh aspires to be a writer when he grows up, so he works...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The address to which Leigh sent his letters to Mr. Henshaw is not given. Leigh gets his information on where the author is living by reading the backs of the books he writes. In his November 15...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Through the answers he gives to some of the questions Mr. Henshaw facetiously poses to him, Leigh reveals that he is a child who is having some problems and is genuinely in need of guidance. Being...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The author Angela Badger also praises Leigh's writing, which is a huge deal to him. Up until this moment, Leigh has not viewed himself as an author. He has a poor self image, as a "mediumish" and...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    Letters and diary entries are perhaps the most intimate and direct ways of seeing someone's thoughts and viewpoint. Because they are not narrated, we can better judge the meaning, veracity, and...

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  • Dear Mr. Henshaw
    You can find summaries of this book at the two sites listed below:

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